I was born at the Holy Cross hospital in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents visited us only a few days after my birth. This picture was taken in our house in Adamjee nagar with my extended family. My two aunts are also in the picture. The picture is taken on the occasion of my older brother’s “Bismillah” ceremony (to mark the start of his formal education). I am in my mothers lap and my father is standing behind me. Adamjee nagar was a very small community and there were not many people who lived there. Our nearest friends lived in the city of Dacca. So friends or family visiting our house was always a very joyous occasion. In this case my maternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Qureshy were visiting from Hyderabad, India and my paternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Ghulam Murtuza were visiting from Karachi, Pakistan.
Father’s Day Post, June 20th 2021
It is befitting that this year Father’s Day and the World Refugee Day both fall on the same day. My father’s story is that of